Montag, 3. September 2012

Mittwoch, 29. August 2012

Biggest Fish This Year...

Another fishing evening, so far nothing special till I tried a black wobbler and the first big hit in the rod. After a few minutes I realised it was a big asp. It was a great drill and the fish was about 12 lbs but I made a mistake while trying to land it and my opponent cut the line...few moments of disappointment after I took a dark classic bomber and another hit in the rod. This time it was a catfish (96 cm /11 lbs). During the same evening I caught also another asp, a little bit smaler 8 lbs. Enjoy the pictures and till next time!;)

Montag, 6. August 2012

Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap - Anatomy of a lure

Lipless crankbaits are well known for their ability to cover a lot of water quickly and to produce fish. I was searching for one of the best crankbaits and the rattletrap was mentioned in a lot of blogs so I started to dig up the history of this lure. 
In the early years, Bill Lewis sold various lures from the back of his station wagon. 
One day in the late 60's while fishing in a channel of Toledo Bend, the rattletrap become famous and also very popular. 
To test this lure I bought on ebay a few rattletraps.

After I tuned them with new hooks and some waterproof edding, followed the test on the water.
Even the fish was not very big, the evolution of the lure in the water was excellent and I was able to make long casts, 1/2 OZ is a good weight. Rattletrap is ripping through shallow grass beds and surprising pike and perch waiting in ambush. You can fish it with a fast steady retrieve covering a lot of water or 'stop & go'.  Also a very effective methode is to fish it yo-yo, up and down,  using the rod tip to make the lure rise and fall over structure. 

Enjoy the pictures ... I'm looking for more  and bigger pikes.  

Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2012

Danube Pike

Same Lunker City shaker...seems to be a pike magnet!

Dienstag, 3. Juli 2012

A Great Morning with Barbel and Pikes

It's been a while since my last post, so I thought it would be a good idea to take pictures while fishing some Lunker City shades and Doiyo crank bites. I started early in the morning and after the first rays of sunshine hit the water, I had the first bang in my rod. I was hoping for zander but soon I realised that my adversary was fighting like a submarine...indeed, a barbel. 


After a few minutes my rod bent again during that morningIt was piketime, 6 lbs / 72 cm. 

The cranks worked good aswell and caught smaller northern pike. I had a lot of fun. Enjoy the pictures!